This is the iconic Super Mario Bros. 1Up mushroom, designed by 6th grader Emma and myself in our STEM class. The project (dubbed #ProjectGLOW) required students to use the glow circuit assembly in Tinkercad and create something they like that fits around the glow assembly.
Print this solid or go GLOW and print the glow assembly, add a 3V coin battery and 10mm LED bulb and you can really nab that extra life in style!
Tinker the originals in Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/fDN6dGRDRRA
Does not need supports but may get a cleaner print if you do.
Overview and Background
Students create a 3d design that is printed, along with Tinkercad's glow assembly. Add a simple 3V battery (around $0.50 each) and a 10mm LED bulb (any color, around $0.50 each or cheaper in bulk) and their designs will shine!
Students will need basic understanding in Tinkercad first. Some intermediate skills they will learn through this project:
-Creating holes in objects
-Aligning objects along x and y axis
-Scaling, copying, pasting
In our STEM class, we begin #ProjectGLOW with the amazing Instructables glowing house tutorial by Paige Russell...see this resource below!
Lesson Plan and Activity
Have students begin by practicing with this tutorial to make a glowing house: https://www.instructables.com/lesson/The-Glow-Circuit-Assembly/
There are step by step instructions with pics, as well as a video. Notice that this is an advanced tinkering project but this will help you level up your skills in order to build things like the Mario 1UP mushroom!